• Education

    The role of the Cosmetic Industry in promoting or encouraging women in STEM

    No doubt, women are the biggest target audience of the beauty and cosmetic industries. Most products designed and created by these industries serve to make women feel a lot more beautiful, confident and empowered. As a great asset and tool that beauty is, I believe that women should be directly involved, not just as recipients of these products but also as part of the researchers, developers and eventual producers of said cosmetic or beauty products. At a time, it was unheard of women to be interested in anything else other than looking beautiful to attract a man’s attention, getting married, having children and keeping a home. Today, however, we have…

  • Education

    Is the Nigerian Constitution Sexist? – Oyinlola Olufunke Adeboyin

    A tweet, where a man lamented the lacuna in the Nigerian Constitution which prevents him from attaining Nigerian  citizenship by virtue of his marriage to his Nigerian wife, has gone viral. A post which some considered hilarious, others considered a matter of great concern and some others a waste of time. In the western world, a man or woman can attain citizenship of a particular country by virtue of their marriage to citizens of that country. A reason why many Africans marry citizens of some countries where they are domiciled, I learnt. Section 25 to 32 of the Nigerian Constitution provides for attainment of citizenship in Nigeria. Section 26 provides…

  • Events

    Zozibini Tunzi wins Miss Universe 2019 with short hair

    Less than 48 hours ago, Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned as Miss Universe. The very beautiful, outspoken and intelligent woman who believes that women should be leaders was crowned the winner after defeating numerous other contestants from countries all across the globe. The most intriguing thing about this win is that she is a dark-skinned African woman who was wearing short hair! In a world where a woman’s beauty is usually defined by how long hair her is, this her win is a big feat especially for women who prefer shorter hair.  In some countries all over the world, especially in African countries like Nigeria, people usually see…

  • Sports

    Megan Rapinoe; The Best!

    Lionel Messi edged out Virgil van Dijk in the most competitive Ballon d’Or award till date to claim a record sixth gong. On the same night, USWNT star Megan Rapinoe claimed the Ballon d’or Feminin, the female version of the award. This was only the second time it was being awarded and just like the first time, it received very little attention. The Olympic Gold Medalist clinched the honour ahead of England’s Lucy Bronze and national team-mate Alex Morgan, with other nominees including Lioness star Ellen White, Netherlands’ Vivianne Miedema, Australia’s Sam Kerr and USWNT stars Rose Lavelle and Tobin Heath. Megan Rapinoe was the star of the show as…

  • Lifestyle

    ARE FEMALE BOSSES REALLY WICKED?

    When you are a woman trying to rise through the ranks and live your dreams in the workplace, it can be very challenging especially when you get to become the boss of some people or someone who has to supervise people. This happens more when you are working in a male-dominated work field. People judge you based on your gender not based on your competencies. It is like they’re expecting you to perform below expectations just because you’re female. This sometimes affects the way the ones you are supervising or are in charge of see you and relate to you. This is particularly true if your junior colleagues or subordinates…

  • Events

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

    19th November was marked as International Men’s Day and I want to use this platform and opportunity to specially thank and appreciate all the men in my life. From time immemorial, I have had men who have contributed positively to my growth, progress and my success. My father, my twin brother, my uncles, my primary and secondary school teachers, my lecturers, my pastors, my project supervisors, my friends, my colleagues, my co-workers, my mentors, my bosses and my role models. These have at one point or another contributed to my success by inspiring me to work hard, dream and be the best that I can be in all my endeavors.…

  • Events

    AFTER BAGGING FIRST CLASS HONOURS IN BACHELOR’S DEGREE, DISTINCTIONS AT MASTER’S LEVEL AND GIVEN STATE AWARD DURING NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE YEAR, What is NEXT? -ADEWUYI ROSELINE ADEBIMPE

    Bachelors Degree in French ( First Class): Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Kwara  State Award for projects in gender advocacy: (Served in University of Ilorin, Nigeria) – National Youth Service Corps Master’s Degree in French (With Distinction): University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I graduated on the 14th of November, 2019 at the University of Ibadan although in absentia. Hi. Life is a shade of awesomeness if we always look at the bigger picture. Do you believe so? A few years ago, I made a decision and challenge the status quo; I chose to study French in the university, jettisoning a lot of dreams — well, dreams that others wanted to force on…

  • Education

    The Bearded Lady; An insight into Hirsutism

    The Bearded Lady; An insight into Hirsutism “Witch!” “Wicked person!” “Man!” “You should have just had a flat chest and scraped your hair to complete the look.” “Should have? Abi she already has a flat chest and so she just needs to scrape.” Maureen held her head high and sashayed down the street as the mumbled insults from different corners of the busy area whizzed past her ear from all directions. Smiling, she walked on undeterred. She had learned that people would never understand that she didn’t choose to be this way. She had also come to appreciate her a different kind of beauty and didn’t mind who didn’t. But…

  • Education

    Teach Him Too!!!

    It is a Thursday evening. The day for brothers and sisters forums. Samuel and Grace, a brother and sister seeing each other live around the same area so they often prepare and leave together for the forum every week. Taking the cab to church together helps them save transport fares. Then, they can spend their spare money on a snack on their way home or buy whatever else they want.  At church, however, they part. Samuel goes round to the back of the main auditorium while Grace walks into one of the halls in the building. The brothers’ and sisters’ forums hold their meetings in separate halls. The brothers prefer…

  • Education

    The Role of Religious Leaders in Raising Unscripted and Unstoppable Girls.

    After four years in a land far away from home, Jane had successfully bagged a degree in Economics and was ready to return home. She looked through the airplane window and smiled at the little country she was leaving. She had made friends here, seen beautiful sights and even found a church that reminded her of home but she didn’t mind missing all that if it meant coming home to where it truly mattered. She smiled as she thought about the entourage that would welcome her at the airport and mummy’s soup and semo that would be waiting for her. The welcome party was larger than she thought. “You have…